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Gary Bauer on Immigration

2000 Republican Primary Candidate for President


Enforce laws against illegal immigration

On immigration: “Strongly enforce laws that prohibit illegal immigration, a practice that is unfair to legal immigrants.”
Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Secure borders first; then decide immigration levels

Q: Would you change immigration quotas? A: Our immigration policy is a mess. We have millions of people who are standing in line to get into the US. They’re playing by the rules, they’re abiding by the law, & we allow countless people to butt into the front of the line, to pour across our borders & have as their first act as entering our country the violation of our laws. We must secure our border. Then we can make a judgment as a people what the appropriate legal immigration levels ought to be.
Source: Republican Debate at Dartmouth College , Oct 29, 1999

All immigrants should learn English plus US traditions

The immigration debate [should include the] idea that everybody coming into the country should want to become an American. They should want to learn the English language. They should want to know our traditions. We need to make a new effort to teach everyone, native-born and immigrant, the great values of America and our founding principle in the Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights..”
Source: Republican Debate at Dartmouth College , Oct 29, 1999

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